Covert Drone War

The use of Predator and Reaper drones (unmanned flying vehicles that are often armed with video-guided missiles) by the US military and CIA is a largely untold story of the "Global War on Terror / Global Contingency Operation" - yet has caused thousands of deaths in Pakistan and Afghanistan, many of whom are women and children.

Pakistan's army: taking on the Taliban in Waziristan

Channel 4 News (UK)

The US wants Pakistan to do more in its fight against the Taliban in Waziristan. But the Pakistan soldiers maimed in the war on terror might argue they have already given enough. Chris Woods reports.

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Drone Protests This Weekend

by Debra Sweet

Ironies of living in the post-Bush world:

1. The only CIA operative connected to waterboarding and torture during the Bush regime to be jailed, John Kiriakou, will go to prison for giving an agent's name to reporters in connection with an investigation aimed at exposing enhanced interrogation techniques. The agents who did the torture face no sanctions at all, and in fact are glorified in popular culture, like the new film Zero Dark Thirty.

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“We Might Be Going To Jail, But We Still Will Not Be Complicit With Our Government’s War Crimes”

Hancock 10 Drone protestFrom the Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars

Join us as we walk from Hancock Airfield to the Onondaga County Jail on January 11th beginning at 12 noon at the Main gate on East Malloy Road.

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Obama's Murder Memos

by Jeff Schauer

When its critics looked to define everything they saw as wrong with the Bush Administration, they frequently turned to the so-called "Torture Memos". Penned by John Yoo, now unaccountably a Law professor at UC Berkeley, these memos represented a calculated effort to take advantage of a crisis situation to re-interpret executive power and privilege. Needless to say, that reinterpretation tended towards a dramatic expansion and abuse of that power.

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Murder by Drone

Early in the morning on December 6, two missiles, fired without warning from an unmanned U.S. drone, struck a house in the small village of Mubarak Shahi in northwest Pakistan. A Pakistani security official told the press that three “militants” had been killed. Another official reported four dead. There was no independent verification of the victims’ identities. (“US drone kills at least 3 militants in Pakistan,” AFP, December 6, 2012)

This news generated only a faint ripple in the U.S. media.

 

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Growing Opposition to US Drones Program

by Jeff Bachman

The United States has a long history of violating international law when its leaders believe foreign policy objectives justify doing so. The belief in the right of the United States to overthrow democratically elected governments (Guatemala, Iran, Congo), to train and arm insurgencies (Nicaragua), and to launch aggressive wars (Iraq) free of the inconvenience of the law grows out of the nationalistic fervor of “American Exceptionalism.

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Drones: What are YOU prepared to do?

drones-what-are-youFrom the No Drones Network

In recent days and weeks, there have been a growing number of public events designed to educate the public about the problem of drones and drone killing. The speakers range from Congressmen . . . to high-profile antiwar figures . . . to people engaging in civil disobedience . . . to participants in the recent Code Pink Pakistan delegation . . . to leaders of drone education tours.

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Dead Enough: The Reality of the "Lesser Evil"

datta-khel drone victimby Chris Floyd

To all those now hailing the re-election of Barack Obama as a triumph of decent, humane, liberal values over the oozing-postule perfidy of the Republicans, a simple question:

Is this child dead enough for you?

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Show Us the Benghazi Drone Videotape

by Nick Mottern

"An unarmed U.S. Predator drone already was performing surveillance missions over Libya when the attack on the consulate in Benghazi began about 9:40 p.m. local time [September 11, 2012]," reported Fox News on October 25, 2012. "Shortly after the attack, the drone moved into position over the compound."

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US Detention of Imran Khan Part of Trend to Harass Anti-Drone Advocates

The vindictive humiliation of Pakistan's most popular politician shows the US government's intolerance for dissent

by Glenn Greenwald

Imran Khan is, according tonumerous polls, the most popular politician in Pakistan and may very well be that country's next Prime Minister. He is also a vehement critic of US drone attacks on his country, vowing to order them shot down if he is Prime Minister and leading an anti-drone protest march last month.

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Welcome to the Age of Hell: Entrenching Murder as the American Way

by Chris Floyd

The Washington Post has just laid out, in horrifying, soul-slaughtering detail, the Obama Administration's ongoing effort to expand, entrench and "codify" the practice of murder and terrorism by the United States government. The avowed, deliberate intent of these sinister machinations is to embed the use of death squads and drone terror attacks into the policy apparatus of future administrations, so that the killing of human beings outside all pretense of legal process will go on, year after year after year, even when the Nobel Peace Laureate has left office.

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